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When A One Week Volunteer Vacation Inspires a Year of Giving

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On a recent trip to Ghana with Globe Aware, volunteer Laney Lyons worked extensively with children in the local school. While she expected to encounter poverty during her stay, she was unprepared to witness first-hand the amount of children who come to school hungry… and leave school hungry. Her experience has motivated a call to action to help these children:

“This sweet boy broke my heart today. He got caught trying to steal food and we found out it's because he hasn't eaten all day, possibly for two days, and had no money for lunch and no food at home. Then in attempting to pay for his lunch (equivalent of about 20 cents in US dollar) I find out there are 24 kids at the school with no lunch. I paid for lunch for them all for the rest of the week...now looking for a way to continue making sure these kids at least have lunch at school. You see the poverty but it was the first specific time I've seen a child and knew they were hungry and had no food. My heart will never be the same.”

And so was born, THE GHANA LUNCH BOX PROJECT

$11.00 is all it takes to ensure a child will have a lunch to eat along with their school mates each school day! Why is lunch important? Children need—and deserve—a meal at school so they won't be hungry while trying to learn AND it helps kids grow up physically healthy, mentally alert, and capable of meeting the challenges of adulthood in the 21st century.

Just think...... $11 a month can feed a child ALL YEAR. We want you to join us as part of our mission to
make sure that we can help the 200 kindergartners eat lunch.

DONATE HERE BE SURE TO PUT GHANA LUNCH BOX in the Group field.

You can visit her Facebook page to learn more about the mission, donate, and stay up-to-date: CLICK HERE

 
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Chicken “Chinchinga” Kebabs
sprinkled with homemade Suya powder

Kebab_240x240Adapted from Waakye Leaf-Authentic Ghanian and Afro Fusion Cuisine

Difficulty easy

Cooking Time 1hr 20 mins

Want to bring a taste of Ghana to your own grill? Try making this popular Ghanian street food at your next cook-out

Method
  1. Blend the ginger, garlic, onion, stock cube seasoning with the oil to form a smooth paste.
  2. Add the paste to the chicken and marinate for about an hour.
  3. Skewer the seasoned chicken pieces alternating with the peppers and onions and set aside.
  4. Combine all the ingredients for the suya seasoning and mix together.
  5. Once the suya seasoning is ready, sprinkle some of it on the skewered chicken and grill till it is cooked and browned both sides.
  6. Remove from the heat and sprinkle a bit more of the suya powder on it and serve.

Ingredients
  • 200 grams chicken breast fillet, cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 fat cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 large red bell pepper cut in cubes
  • 1 large green pepper cut in cubes
  • 1 large red onion cut in cubes
Suya Sauce
  • ½ cup grounded roasted peanuts (milled into powder with excess oil taken out so that it is very dry)
  • ¼ cup each chili powder
  • ¼ cup roasted paprika powder
  •  ¼ cup of garlic salt
  • ¼ cup Onion powder
  • ¼ cup dried mixed herbs
  • Salt to taste

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